Thursday, 11 February 2016

Video Review - Archons

by Colourwaves

There was a point late last year during the giant countdown that Matt and I compile at the end of each year in which Matt asked me if I could listen to an (unnamed for the purposes of this review) song and tell him what some of the lyrics were so we could pop them in said countdown we were compiling. It was at this point I realised how much I love the lyric video. I sat at my laptop for ages and ages, listening over and over to a song I loved, but having very little idea what the vocalist was singing. I knew it was a language I could speak, I just couldn’t decipher what was being said. Great song but. All of this leads me to Colourwaves and the recently released clip for ‘Archons’, which, by the way, is a beautiful piece of chilled electronic music. Not a simple lyric clip, it's a stunningly shot couple of minutes, in which Ryan Dodson (aka Colourwaves himself) is a distant participant, an observer in an all too familiar cityscape, creating a sense of detached warmth. Perfect accompaniment to a perfectly produced track. But, like I said, the thing I really like are the subtitles running throughout the clip, which I know were an artistic choice and they do add a certain something to an already pretty clip, but they are also a godsend to time limited bloggers like ourselves. Now, if only I knew what that last line was. Ummmmm…down sit you want really? Great clip but.
Jo Michelmore gives ‘Archons’ three and a half party popper emoji out of five….

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